POST LIFE MUSIC is a deeply personal musical exploration. It encompasses so many musical classifications that I have simply labeled the music contained within as "post life music." It is fundamentally about my thoughts on love, death, and the potential for rebirth.
It aggravates me as so many tracks draw lyrical inspiration from the memory of my sister's death, and how that resonates so fervently with me years later. So many recording sessions were spent intoxicated, tired, and in depressive states to reach this vantage point.
I long to escape. The perceived and often surrealistic "escape" so often fluctuates within my mind. Often I submerge myself in the thought of suicide, and have the anti-social and depressive tendencies that tend to come paired with such thoughts. Yet, on other occasions, I see so clearly.
I dream of the muck and what we call love. For a moment here and there, I am satisfied by these thoughts. But I am always returned to ground zero as I reflect on the reality that all love will die, all sadness will die, all death will die. Love is a slave to death. The power of love is temporary, and is perhaps most beautiful because of this simple characteristic. I have known love and now know what it is to long for love in it's physical absence.
I am tired of the convention that an album of music must adhere to an extremely narrow view of the world. Too many artists play with singular ideas when they have so much potential for more.
Open your ears and close your eyes. All of this shit is meaningless. And I love it because of this.
"...The writing is poetic, it’s harsh, and like anything truly authentic in life…you can tell these are real feelings and thoughts being spilled onto the page. Part of that comes from courage, and part of that comes from survival instinct and necessity – but the fact remains that this type of personalization in an album is truly rare. The Last Surrealist talks, yells, screams…all with sorrowful conviction; when he projects a melancholy and calm demeanor you can clearly hear what he wants you to hear in the lyrics…when he’s screaming at you, there’s no other option…You couldn’t honor the memory of a loved one in a more honorable way than this; Post Life Music is one of those rare albums that come along and truly make you question how on earth the artist or band in question could EVER achieve something better on record." -Jer, SleepingBagStudios
"In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Last Surrealist and if you are a fan of post black metal or music that cannot really be categorized, you should check out this album." - OccultBlackMetalZine
"From start to finish, Post Life Music burdens you with the weight of a very heavy heart delivered in a decorative wrapping. Beautiful soundscapes and harsh sonic assaults are vehicles for incredibly passionate and introspective lyrics that are both personal to the artist and listener alike. This is, quite simply, a record that opens up and bleeds all over you, and it asks you to drink." - Liam Doyle, Blood or Love Zine
released 02 July 2014
Chris Romans - All of the musical things. Thanks to Jes Savard for assisting with photography and graphic design of the album cover.
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